Wu Guanzheng, the top discipline official of the Communist Party of China (CPC), again underscored the importance of preventing corruption on Monday.
Wu, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau, made the remarks when addressing a training course for ministerial officials and provincial heads at the CPC Central Committee's Party School.
The senior Party official, who is also secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, proposed four measures to curb corruption over the long term: intensifying party discipline, supervision, building more efficient systems and ensuring official's healthy lifestyles.
"Top leaders at various government levels should be under special supervision," Wu said.
Wu called on discipline inspectors to analyse typical corruption cases and subject themselves to the supervision of the Party and people.
In a keynote speech delivered at the CPC Central Committee's Party School last month, Chinese President Hu Jintao also urged officials to improve their ideology, leadership and lifestyles, oppose formalism, bureaucracy and extravagance, and fight a long, tough war against corruption.
"Punishment of embezzlers will not be relaxed at any time," Wu said.